Sprott Shaw College
Since 1903

HCA Instructor Open

 Published on Sep 29, 2022
 Part Time,Permanent
 Bi-Weekly Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
* This position is for B.C. residents only *

Are you motivated by using your talents to support others? Come work for one of BC’s top private colleges!

Established in 1903, Sprott Shaw College is a private post-secondary institution with 16 government-designated campuses across British Columbia. We take great pride in educating and preparing our students for rewarding and relevant careers in Administration, Business, Trades & Design, Nursing & Healthcare, and Child, Family & Community Support.

Sprott Shaw College is the subsidiary company of CIBT Education Group, one of the fastest-growing companies in BC according to Business in Vancouver. As an organization, we cultivate professional growth and positive working environments for our employees, which fosters our values of Community, Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, and Results-Oriented. 

Reporting to the College Director, the HCA Instructor is responsible for instructing the students during theory and lab.  The HCA Instructor must understand Sprott Shaw’s HCA Program goals and/or outcomes, the learning goals and outcomes for all training (including the requirements for clinical), the policy/procedures for each facility that the students will be attending during clinical training and be able to coordinate them all into a successful learning experience.


  • Instruct curriculum using only pre-authorized or Sprott Shaw materials 
  • Take part in our program TEAMs and contribute to maintaining the curriculum for the betterment of the program
  • Organize and is responsible for instructor materials
  • Distribute and explain course outlines at the beginning of every class to every student
  • Define daily objectives and begin with an overview of the daily lesson plan
  • Distribute textbooks and materials at the beginning of the course
  • Check inventory and order lab supplies as needed
  • Administer all assessments as closed book and according to guidelines and procedures 
  • Grade and check daily work, projects, and quizzes in a timely fashion according to guidelines
  • Follow procedures for administering, recording grades, and filing assessments
  • Mark in a timely fashion and according to guidelines provided
  • Maintain attendance sheets accurately
  •  Allow every student the chance to evaluate the course and teaching methods using the student evaluation form at the end of every course
  • Use the Classroom Observation Worksheet to guide teaching practices
  • Provide Head Office with an evaluation of each course taught 
  • Offer assistance to other faculty and staff
  • Cover all material for the week, in a condensed form if necessary to provide for holidays or professional days
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in dealing with clients/patients, students, peers and supervisors
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with others at various levels and organizations
  • Meet regularly with the campus HCA lead instructor/director, keeping him/her informed of student progress and/or issues
  • Act as a campus liaison for students and clinical staff
  • Serve as a ‘resource’ person for students
  • Use empathy and respect when dealing with students, peers and supervisors 
  • Participate in grad functions
  • Attend faculty meetings and in-service training

Clinical (if also performing clinical duties):

  • Receive an orientation to the clinical site prior to clinical dates
  • Distribute and explain clinical packages (learning objectives, learning goals, assignments, etc.)
  • Provide site orientations to students 
  • Make arrangements with the facility for daily pre- and post-care conferences 
  • Provide clear and concise documentation 
  • Prepare and review evaluations with students
  • Ensure that all evaluations and documentations are completed and submitted to the campus 
  • Ensure all supplies and materials are available for the students 

Qualifications and Education

  • Understands Sprott Shaw Health Care Assistant Program goals and/or outcomes 
  • Understands the learning goals and outcomes for HCA Program
  • Has current skills in the use of various lab equipment (i.e. Hoyer lifts, Medi-lifts, Arjo tubs, etc.) used at the clinical site(s)
  • Computer literacy for completion of required documentation 
  • Caring and patient attitude towards student learning
  • Clinical experience preferred in the areas applicable to the experience:  Multi-Level / Complex Care / Assisted Living / Home Support

 Theory Courses 

  1. Current full registration or non-practicing registration with the BCCNM; and 
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach adult learners (i.e. completion of Provincial Instructor Diploma or equivalent education or previous teaching experience with satisfactory references or positive performance evaluations and student course evaluations); and 
  3. Two or more years of full-time Canadian nursing experience (1 year = 1400 hours) with relevant knowledge of the Canadian health care system, the roles and responsibilities of healthcare team members and current policies and procedures within residential and community care settings.  Nursing work experience to include:
  • Experience in working with older adults with complex health needs; and 
  • Experience or orientation in-home support and multi-level/complex care

Note: Other faculty qualifications may be considered for the Interpersonal Communications course (e.g., undergraduate degree in a Health or Human Services field)

Lab and Practice Experience 

  1. Same as per theory except must have current full registration with the BCCNM


  • Proven knowledge of MS Office and/or database systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills 


  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Network and relationship building
  • Planning and organizing

What we offer

  • Reimbursement of Practicing license or Professional Association Membership fees
  • Tuition discount for Spouse and Children
  • Long Service Awards Program
  • Employer-paid training such as Indigenous Awareness and LGBTQ2+
  • Reimbursement of tuition costs for attaining Adult Education Credential.
  • Disability and Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended health care (Dental, Vision, paramedical)
  • Flexible schedule, work-life work life balance
  • Eligible to participate in a Registered Retired Savings Plan and the Deferred Profit Sharing Plan
  • 5 sick and 2 personal leave days a year for full-time employees
  • Education and Training allowance

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sprott Shaw College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity,


  • Application Process: Please apply with a cover letter and resume on this site.
  • Application Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact the campus directly.

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